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Conclusion of misconduct hearing

News   •   Nov 19, 2019 11:34 GMT

Allegations of gross misconduct have been proven against a former Met officer.

On Thursday, 14 November, a misconduct hearing took place in the case of former PC Oliver Darby, formerly based at AW-BCU (Central West Basic Command Unit).

On Thursday, 8 August at Blackfriars Crown Court, PC Oliver Darby was convicted of three counts of theft contrary to s.1 Theft Act 1968.

On Tuesday, 27 August, PC Darby was sentenced to a community order, namely a requirement to carry out 200 hours of unpaid work. 

PC Darby faced allegations his conduct amounted to a breach of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in respect of: discreditable conduct and honesty and integrity.

The Chair concluded that, had PC Darby still been a serving officer, he would have been dismissed without notice.

PC Darby resigned and left the Met on Thursday, 14 November.